All Dara Continenza Content

  • April 11, 2014 12:01 am
    Among the mangroves and mimosa trees, away from the skyscraping high-rises, Laurance Rockefeller's Caribbean can still be uncovered. read more
  • April 3, 2014 9:52 am
    Road trip? Been there. Caribbean cruise? Done that. Simply jetting off for the weekend? Yawn. Ditch that everyday vacation and, instead, embark on a truly wild adventure. We've uncovered 10 kinds of wacky, totally unique ways to see the world, from horse caravans through Ireland to rocket-ship rides through space, perfect for giving your travel bug a bit of pick-me-up. read more
  • March 27, 2014 11:25 am
    A slate of events and programs (plus a new logo!) launch the NPS' upcoming centennial. read more
  • March 12, 2014 1:33 pm
    New features and pretty pictures make for much travel-planning fun. read more
  • March 11, 2014 10:58 am
    Pirate hideouts and pink-sand beaches. Local culture untouched by cruise ships and crowds. This is the Caribbean the world doesn't yet know. Far off the mainland, floating in endless expanses of deep blue sea, find 10 secret islands that are practically perfect for escapists, adventurers, and vacationers who simply don't want to be found. read more
  • February 28, 2014 10:53 am
    Got Orient-Express taste on an AirTran budget? Here are seven helpful tips for saving up for that bucket-list vacation. read more
  • February 27, 2014 1:02 pm
    From its natural wonders immense in size to its sheer breadth of things to do, there's a reason that the Aloha State is often the trip of a lifetime, a destination that tops bucket lists and inspires exhaustive research. We've done some of the heavy lifting. Here is our list of the 10 best things to do in Hawaii. read more
  • February 27, 2014 12:31 pm
    How well do you <em>really</em> know Hawaii? Find out, and then challenge your friends to see how they stack up! read more
  • January 28, 2014 2:32 pm
    Remote and romantic, wild and relaxed, this Hawaiian island has its own distinct rhythm. read more
  • January 31, 2014 1:44 pm
    We combed the planet for the most romantic islands we could find, where idyllic sunsets, private bungalows, and dinners for two are de rigueur. Here are 10 of our favorites. read more
  • January 24, 2014 9:39 am
    A bit of preparation and some clever on-the-go organization will keep any trip from devolving into utter chaos. Here are a few ways to stay organized, no matter where your journeys take you. read more
  • January 17, 2014 10:10 am
    Winter may be high season for the Caribbean, but that doesn't mean money-saving deals can't be found among its clear waters and sugar-soft sand. Head to a warmer clime (for a lot less dime) with one of these great deals. read more
  • December 20, 2013 9:50 am
    Pack up the sleigh and wrap yourself in your coziest scarf. We're going on a tour of 10 Christmas scenes around the world, from citywide celebrations to cheery holiday markets. read more
  • December 13, 2013 9:49 am
    Our sixth edition of this series rounds up some nifty freebies and near freebies, like hotel parking, museum visits, and even cruises. Check out these deals for the coming year, but book fast ... free doesn't last forever. read more
  • December 6, 2013 9:03 am
    Airports offer oodles of thoughtful amenities, such as yoga rooms and therapy dogs, to help keep your nerves from becoming irreparably frayed. Click through for eight relaxing amenities and services that will make any time spent in the airport much, much better. read more
  • November 27, 2013 10:15 am
    We've narrowed down dozens of bags to come up with this list of 10 exemplary carry-on options. We schlepped these suitcases on public transportation and airplanes and through security and customs, packed them and lifted them over our heads, and careened with them at full-speed around sharp corners. Which one is best for you? read more
  • November 22, 2013 2:45 pm
    Escape the cold realities of winter and take a vacation ... for a bargain-basement price. From hot spots like Mexico and biodiverse Ecuador to the bright lights of big cities like New York and Budapest, these destinations offer a welcome change of pace from the cold and dreary grind. read more
  • November 8, 2013 9:45 am
    These days, your smartphone is as indispensable as your passport. In fact, it may do just about everything on your travels, from doubling as a city guide to standing in for a printed plane ticket. Which smartphone apps are absolute must-haves for every road warrior? Read on for our top 10. read more
  • October 18, 2013 9:50 am
    Before buying something you've forgotten to pack, always check with the hotel. To give you a sense of what kinds of things might be available, here are some items many hotels will provide on the house. read more
  • October 4, 2013 9:43 am
    Getting there is only half the battle. Here are nine things you need to know about your arrival airport before you even take off. read more
  • October 4, 2013 9:41 am
    Autumn is prime time to tour the vineyards that dot the nation's every corner, when temperatures are cool and foliage is at its most flamboyant. From the rocky coast of New England to the lush valleys of Washington State, find grape-stomping events, harvest festivals, cook-offs, and more. Here are 10 wine destinations to get your (grape) juices flowing. read more
  • September 20, 2013 12:05 pm
    Shortening days, comfy sweaters, steaming mugs of warm apple cider: Some things are so quintessentially fall that, despite the promise of snowy days to come, we just can't wait to partake. Autumn is the ideal time for weekend trips both urban and rustic. Check out our 10 favorite fall destinations and then plan your own cozy escape. read more
  • September 6, 2013 9:39 am
    Avoid wardrobe fatigue on the road by making your travel clothes go the extra mile. With just a few tweaks, such as wearing neutrals or purchasing garments that perform double duty, you can pack less and get more out of what's in your suitcase. So get creative: Optimize your closet and wander light with these seven simple steps for enhancing your travel wardrobe. read more
  • July 26, 2013 9:35 am
    Flying can be painful, what with tiny seats, little legroom, unpleasant noises, and freezing air-conditioning. You can ward off tortuous travel with these 10 handy products designed to make your in-the-air experience just a little bit more comfortable. read more
  • June 21, 2013 10:25 am
    Packing for a relaxing beach getaway needn't be stressful. We've gathered up 10 of our favorite products that you should schlep to your nearest seaside location, stat. read more
  • March 13, 2013 2:26 pm
    Or, why you don't have to be a country fan to enjoy Music City (and why you'll be one by the time you leave). read more
  • February 4, 2013 9:21 am
    Someone's been encouraging online critics to get better service than you. Here's why that's totally not cool. read more
  • October 4, 2012 10:17 am
    Hankering to see some humongous pumpkins? Here are seven sites where you can catch a glimpse of the world's biggest pumpkins this fall and have a good shot at seeing a record-breaker. read more
  • July 18, 2012 12:01 am
    When it comes to capturing vacation video, how does the Dot measure up? read more
  • July 12, 2012 8:25 am
    Our own Dara Continenza on her trip to this "wonderful curiosity where modern city life fills in the cracks between centuries-old churches and high streets." read more
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